The Weeknd Shares Ethereal New Snippet

After releasing “Double Fantasy” with Future just last week, it seems the “Dawn FM” star isn’t done feeding fans.

BYGabriel Bras Nevares
The Weeknd Shares Ethereal New Snippet

It's The Weeknd season, apparently, as he shared even more new music with his fans via social media. Moreover, this comes after the Canadian superstar released the single "Double Fantasy" with Future just last Friday (April 21). On this new snippet, Abel Tesfaye seems to play with the ethereal, dramatic, and synth-heavy style of pop and R&B that he became the world's biggest star through. The autotune sounds a little more prominent on it than usual, which actually makes for a cool effect in the song's dreamy atmosphere. However, the song might not appear as a solo release, but rather as part of the next Mike Dean album dropping this week, which Abel said he's co-executive producing.

Still, the tease's quality should come as no surprise, as he's arguably at his artistic peak. In fact, that's a sentiment that The Weeknd seems to agree with. Recently, his interview with Interview Magazine saw him dive deep into his most recent moves. One of those is the upcoming release of his HBO show "The Idol," the soundtrack for which will feature the aforementioned "Double Fantasy." During that conversation, the 33-year-old reflected on his provocative nature as an artist. Also, he spoke on his inspirations and how he's excited to manifest them in musical form.

The Weeknd Is Keeping The Heat Up

"I’ve been inspired by The Wall and Purple Rain and when Bowie was doing it,” The Weeknd revealed. “But even films like Shaft, the music is literally telling the story of the film. But I want to take it to the next level. I want to challenge myself and I feel like, as a musician, I’m the best I’ve ever been. There’s a whole album," he remarked about "The Idol"'s soundtrack, letting fans know his TV endeavors won't cut into his art. "I’m not shying away from making music. It’s just adding another element to my already crowded schedule."

At another point in the interview, he addressed the controversies that followed him in his career. "I’ve been judged since the beginning," the "Faith" singer expressed. "My stuff’s always kind of been provocative. As an artist, you have to know that you can’t please everybody. You have to accept that it comes with the job." Check out the snippet above and return to HNHH for the latest news on The Weeknd.

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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.